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March 2020 Update - Project South Africa

23 March 2020, George, SOUTH AFRICA

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January 2020 Newsletter Update

23 January 2020, George, SOUTH AFRICA

Vocational Training Agriculture - January Update

Of all the resources required to reach our goals in this initiative, human capacity stands as the most important. Abraham Martin is a gem of such a resource to us. He shares insights and experience with our young students without holding back or fearing that others may use those insights to make great strides in life for themselves.

Leading Young People to Ensure Food Security in South Africa

1 January, 2020 BRUSSELS, Belgium

Abraham Martin

The young people who experienced his enormous value and wealth of knowledge have spoken out over their views on what he has meant to them and how they have benefit from relating to him.

Nancy Tuerlinckx arrives in South Africa for Learning Support

5 September, 2019 - Nancy Tuerlinckx from Belgium arrived in South Africa and is spending time at St Vincent School for the Deaf in Johannesburg. St Vincent serves its community with diligence and excellence often doing it all in the midst of and despite critical resource

deficiencies. She will be in the country for two months to give of her insights and learn from our children, parents and educators. Visits and interactions with school communities will take Nancy to Durban, George and Cape Town.


Initiative in Agriculture for South African Young People

1 August, 2019, BRUSSELS

January 2020 will see the commencement of a unique project where young people from the Southern Cape region in South Africa will participate in a Learn-And-Earn initiative.

Funding applications for this youth development program is in its final phases and the launch date of 25 October 2019 have been finalized, taking place in George, SOUTH AFRICA.

For all the talk about 'changing how (we) grow food ... the use of Drones, satellite imagery, and precision farming ... the role of technology to improve costs, yield, and other key factors', it is the workforce and skilled management of farming for South Africa's future that presents a worrying risk.

Seeking to address that dilemma, this initiative will:

  • Create an enabling environment where young people are familiarized with the entire agricultural value chain, build a reliable database of relevant knowledge, add to knowledge and skills that immediately leads to employment opportunities and nurture personal development and self-mastery skills..
  • Provide training in collaboration and partnership within Farming, Processing & Packaging, Seedling Growing, Fertilizer Producing and Blending, Farming Equipment while collaborating with National, Municipal regulations together with Technology & Agriculture and International besst practices exchange opportunities. .
  • Demonstrate a transferable model to comprehensively address youth unemployment in the context of addressing real solutions for dealing with the threats to food security in South Africa, the continent and the world.

New Funding Priority for 2019-2020

#AccountabilityThinking redirects funding priorities for the Academy

12 April, 2019, BRUSSELS

After the visit by 4 School Principals from South Africa to Sweden and Belgium, Learning Academy Worldwide's priorities for research and implementation have been directed at School Gardens, Teacher Development and Youth Development within Health.

Over the next 6 months the Academy will explore funding support within these three priorities for both research and implementation in the South African context.

The six schools targeted for these initiatives include: Kerria Primary School, Kwavulindlebe School for the Deaf, Siphosethu Primary School, Parkview Primary School, Klipfontein Primary School and Sefako Mapogo Makgatho Primary School.

The aims are to strategically position:

  • School gardens as laboratories for study and exploration of innovation.
  • Youth researchers as community health data analysts for informed intervention and health monitoring.
  • Teachers as agents of change in creating transforming delivery models of pedagogy.